Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Agrifood Chain Management

Dr. Emmanuel Donkor


Photo: Dennis Olumeh

Scientific Staff / Researcher







Short Bio

  • 2018-2023 Scientific Statt and Researcher at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2017-2018 Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education - University College Cork, Ireland
  • 2015-2018 PhD Food Business and Development - University College Cork, Ireland
  • 2015-2018 PdH Project Planning and Sustainable Management - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • 2013-2015 M.Sc. Agricultural Economics - University of the Free State, South Africe
  • 2012-2015 M.Phil. Agricultural Economics - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
  • 2007-2011 B.Sc. Agriculture (Option Agricultural Economics) - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana


Research Interests

  • Food market and value chain development
  • Climate change and adaptation strategies
  • Adoption and impact evaluation of agricultural innovations
  • Household food security
  • Efficiency and productivity
  • Gender studies and rural development





  • Donkor, E., Mbeche, R., Mithöfer, D. (2023). Strategic business decisions of retailers in the edible insect value chain in Uganda. DOI: 10.22434/IFAMR2021.0125
  • Donkor, E. A., Donkor, E., Owusu-Sekyere, E., & Owusu, V. (2020). The development and promotion of sweet potato yoghurt in Ghana: implications for sustainable production and consumption policies. Sustainability, 12(8), 3336. DOI:10.3390/su12083336
  • Diallo, A., Donkor, E., & Owusu, V. (2020). Climate change adaptation strategies, productivity and sustainable food security in southern Mali. Climatic Change, 159(3), 309-327. DOI:10.1007/s10584-020-02684-8
  • Donkor, E., & Owusu, V. (2019). Mineral fertiliser adoption and land productivity: implications for securing stable rice production in Northern Ghana. Land, 8(4), 59. DOI:10.3390/land8040059
  • Donkor, E., Onakuse, S., Bogue, J., & De Los Rios-Carmenado, I. (2019). Fertiliser adoption and sustainable rural livelihood improvement in Nigeria. Land Use Policy, 88, 104193. DOI:10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104193
  • Donkor, E., Onakuse, S., Bogue, J., & de los Rios Carmenado, I. (2018). Promoting value addition among farmers in the cassava food value chain in Nigeria. British Food Journal, 120(9), 2047-2065. doi:10.1108/bfj-01-2018-0030
  • Tesfamariam, B. Y., Owusu-Sekyere, E., Donkor, E., & Elizabeth, T. B. (2018). The impact of the homestead food garden programme on food security in South Africa. Food Security, 10(1), 95-110. doi:10.1007/s12571-017-0756-1
  • Owusu, V., Donkor, E., & Owusu-Sekyere, E. (2018). Accounting for the gender technology gap amongst smallholder rice farmers in Northern Ghana. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 69(2), 439-457. doi:10.1111/1477-9552.12236
  • Ogundeji, A. A., Donkor, E., Motsoari, C., & Onakuse, S. (2018). Impact of access to credit on farm income: policy implications for rural agricultural development in Lesotho. Agrekon, 57(2), 152-166. doi:10.1080/03031853.2018.1483251
  • Donkor, E., Owusu, V., Owusu-Sekyere, E., & Ogundeji, A. (2018). The adoption of farm innovations among rice producers in Northern Ghana: Implications for sustainable rice supply. Agriculture, 8(8), 121. doi:10.3390/agriculture8080121
  • Donkor, E., Onakuse, S., Bogue, J., & De los Rios-Carmenado, I. (2018). Determinants of farmer participation in direct marketing channels: A case study for cassava in the Oyo State of Nigeria. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 16(2), e0106. doi:10.5424/sjar/2018162-12076
  • Donkor, E., Matthews, N., & Ogundeji, A. A. (2018). Efficiency of rice farming in Ghana: Policy implications for rice sector development.  African Development Review, 30(2), 149-161. doi:10.1111/1467-8268.12320
  • Donkor, E., Owusu-Sekyere, E., Owusu, V., Saadu, S., Baidoo, J., Yaw, H. A., . . . Serbeh, F. O. (2017). Assessing the financial viability of the floricultural industry in Ghana. Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce, 11(1-2), 119-126. doi:10.19041/apstract/2017/1-2/15
  • Donkor, E., Onakuse, S., Bogue, J., de Los Rios Carmenado, I., & Yildiz, F. (2017). The impact of the presidential cassava initiative on cassava productivity in Nigeria: Implication for sustainable food supply and food security. Cogent Food & Agriculture, 3(1). doi:10.1080/23311932.2017.1368857
  • Donkor, E., Owusu-Sekyere, E., Owusu, V., & Jordaan, H. (2016). Impact of Row-Planting Adoption on Productivity of Rice Farming in Northern Ghana. Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 19(02), 19-28. doi:10.15414/raae.2016.19.02.19-28
  • Bawayelaazaa Nyuor, A., Donkor, E., Aidoo, R., Saaka Buah, S., Naab, J., Nutsugah, S., . . . Zougmoré, R. (2016). Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Cereal Production: Implications for Sustainable Agriculture in Northern Ghana. Sustainability, 8(8), 724. doi:10.3390/su8080724
  • Donkor, E., Owusu-Sekyere, E., Owusu, V., & Jordaan, H. (2016). Impact of agricultural extension service on adoption of chemical fertilizer: Implications for rice productivity and development in Ghana. NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences, 79, 41-49. doi:10.1016/j.njas.2016.10.002
  • Bahta, Y. T., Strydom, D. B., & Donkor, E. (2016). Microcredit and gender empowerment: policy implications for sustainable agricultural development in Eritrea. Development in Practice, 27(1), 90-102. doi:10.1080/09614524.2017.1259393
  • Donkor, E., & Anane, E. (2016). Saving behaviour of citrus farmers in Ghana: implications for rural enterprise development. Development in Practice, 26(8), 1037-1046. doi:10.1080/09614524.2016.1225671
  • Donkor, E., & Owusu, V. (2014). Effects of land tenure systems on resource-use productivity and efficiency in Ghana’s rice industry. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 9(4), 286-299. doi:10.22004/AG.ECON.197016